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Mexican Chicken Tortilla Soup

Mexican soup is not really something that I was familiar with, it makes so much sense though! Mexican cuisine is one of my favourites (if done correctly) it is so flavorful and spicy. This soup will not disappoint! OK, so let's learn how to make this Mexican chicken tortilla with soup recipe!

Mexican Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe

Mexican Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe
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5 from 2 votes
PREP TIME 15 mins
COOK TIME 40 mins
COURSE soups, Starters
CUISINE Mexican
SERVINGS 4 people

Equipment

Ingredients
  

For The Poached Chicken

  • 600 g Chicken
  • 2 g Red chili
  • 8 g Chopped garlic
  • 12 g Fresh coriander
  • 4 g Ground cumin

For The Soup

  • 20 g Olive oil
  • 120 g White onion (finely chopped)
  • 4 g Garam masala spice
  • 4 g Whole cumin
  • 4 g Whole pepper
  • 400 g Tomato paste (tinned)
  • 8 g Butter beans (tinned)
  • 160 g Frozen corn (thawed)
  • 80 g White vinegar (drained)
  • 20 g Lime juice

For The Garnishes

  • 2 ea Tortilla wraps (cut into wedges and crisped)
  • 100 g Greek feta cheese

Method
 

For The Poached Chicken

  • Place the chicken, chili, garlic, cinnamon stick & coriander stalks in a pot. Cover with cold water.
  • Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Cover with a lid & cook for 30 minutes.
  • Remove from heat & leave chicken to cool in the liquid for 20 minutes.
  • Remove chicken & strain the liquid, pour liquid into a pot & reduce by 1 quarter.
  • Shred the chicken & set aside.

For The Soup

  • Heat oil in a pot, add onion & cook until soft. Add spices, tomatoes & sugar. Stir.
  • Add the reduced poaching liquid to the onions, leave to simmer for 15 min.
  • Add shredded chicken, corn, beans & lime juice to the pot. Continue cooking for 15 minutes.
  • Taste for seasoning.
  • To finish serve with crisped tortilla, crumbled feta & coriander leaves.
Chefs Tips
This recipe is one of my secret weapons, I always make a large batch of this soup and then freeze it in individual portions. Even when I simply defrost and heat one up, it amazes me every single time.  
I like to add more of the spices to this dish and I sometimes use triple the amount of chili, so feel free to add more or less of some ingredients according to your taste. 
Nutritional Information
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